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Performing Arts

Concert Band: Is a non-audition group requiring previous band experience or a positive and willing attitude for learning.  Concert Band meets the needs of beginning, medium, and upper-intermediate students.  Students are required to complete assignments and participate in out-of-class performances.

Jazz BandJazz Band is an advanced ensemble designed as a year-long introduction to various jazz styles including swing, Latin and rock music.  Students are offered a thorough study of each style through listening, performing and improvising.  The Jazz Band will perform at various concerts and festivals around the Northwest.  The Jazz Band is an audition-based ensemble that is meant to create a more diverse musical experience for Concert Band Students.

Concert ChoirStudents will learn basic singing skills and techniques.  We combine a study of basic music theory and vocal tone production in preparation for performances at evening concerts at the end of each quarter.

Symphonic ChoirAll students in Symphonic Choir must audition or have teacher approval.  Advanced singing skills include the ability to match pitch, follow along and/or read music, and blend with others.  This choir will explore and perform varying levels and styles of choral literature in several languages and include music theory studies.  This class will have required evening and weekend concerts.

OrchestraOrchestra is designed for beginners and students with prior experience in elementary school orchestra.  Students will develop technical proficiency, enjoyment and musical understanding of string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass), and are introduced to string literature and the history of the string orchestra.  Students are required to provide their own instruments in most cases.   This class will perform in concerts and possible field trips that require time outside of class.

DramaStudents learn about movement and acting as they become more comfortable with speaking before a live audience.   Improvisational games and scenes form much of the curriculum and leads to short performances.   Other important aspects of theater, including the American Musical, technical theater, puppetry, Shakespear, and design will be explored.